Hungary is rich in wealth, culture and history, complemented by a language so completely different from its neighbours that almost no shared words exist! It can be said that it is a land of great contrasts! Hungary is landlocked like its neighbours Austria, Slovakia and Serbia though it still deserves the nickname "land of waters", as it holds the largest lake in Europe (Lake Balaton) and is crossed by mighty rivers which divide and define its regions. . As well as water to cool off in, Hungary can be the perfect place to keep warm, as it is located over a very active geo-thermic area and has over a thousand thermal water springs and the second largest thermal Lake in the world for bathing (Lake Hévíz). "Taking the waters" for relaxation or as clinical treatments, is an important part of the Hungarian culture.
Things to do:
Things to do include visiting the Admire Lake Balaton, the largest lake in central Europe. Taking a trip to the Pecs, a popular destination for its cultural and historical sites. Take a cruise across the Dunube River, a unique way to see some of the most beautiful spots of Budapest. Take a dip in the Heviz Baths, a thermally-heated water that is warm year round, the water is slightly radioactive and supposedly has health benefits.
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